HS14 Womanist Genealogies: Community Building through Education and Religious Embodiment


The womanist genealogies working group evaluates historically grounded conceptions of womanist praxis through a focus on Black women educators who maneuvered educational institutions from the dawn of the 20th century to the 21st century.


Active since: 2021

  • University of Rochester
  • Union College
  • St. Lawrence University

Group Organizers

Deidre Hill Butler

Associate Professor of Sociology

Mary Jane Smith

Associate Professor, History

Cona Marshall

Postdoctoral Fellow at the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies